Could a water bubble (spherical occlusion of water in air or vacuum) similar to the one in the picture below remain in Earth orbit without evaporating, dispersing, or disintegrating? Assume the orbit is high enough (high LEO or MEO) so that re-entry is not the limiting factor.
- Is there a range of sizes that would be suitable; is there a "too small" or "too large" to remain stable?
- Would it likely remain liquid, or would it freeze?
- Assuming the water was originally pure and potable, would it eventually become toxic or unsuitable for drinking as a result of being in Earth orbit?
If a time limit is necessary for the answer, let's say we'd like it to remain stable, and ideally drinkable, for 100 years.